The Bread of Angels is a memoir that tells the story of the year that Stephanie Saldaña spent in Damascus, Syria, on a Fulbright scholarship. Although her given task was to study, “The truth was,” she says, “I was running away from a broken heart.” During Stephanie’s year in Damascus, she meets a number of people who change her way of thinking and alter the course of her life, including, unexpectedly, a novice monk with whom she falls in love.
“Beautiful…. A lovely book, filled with human longing and redemption and dazzling discoveries about faith in its many forms.” —The Oregonian
“[A] poignant memoir about hitting rock bottom in love and faith…. Inspired and powerful…. This is a fresh, courageous book that gives new meaning to the word memoir.” —Dallas Morning News
In the video below, Stephanie discusses why she wrote the book, and shares photographs from her journey.